Friday, September 18, 2009

Getting To Know The Characters of FIRE: Tour!

Today marks the fifth stop on the tour for Fire. Kristin Cashore is visting a blog every weekday for three weeks from September 14 through October 2 for the release of her second novel, the prequel to Graceling (my review here), Fire. I'm only stop five, so be sure to check out the four others and the ten other blogs featuring Fire in the coming two weeks by clicking the icon below. (If the link doesn't work, click here.)
If you haven't heard of Fire yet (How deep is that hole you've been living in?) then let me give you a little refresher. Fire is the companion novel to Graceling, which I absolutely loved. Fire has recieved 5 star reviews and is pretty much brilliant. You can check out my review for Fire tomorrow. Here's the summary:

Fire, Graceling's prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells.

Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.

Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.

This tour is all about getting to know the characters of Fire, and I if I might say so myself, if I didn't get Fire or Brigan, I sure as heck am glad that I got Lord Cansrel and King Nax. Two in one. So here's what Kristin had to say about those two:

Lord Cansrel, Fire’s father, is dead, and so is his best friend, King Nax; and the world is better off for it. A monster in form and in feeling, Cansrel used his beauty and his mental power to get whatever he wanted; and all he ever wanted was pleasure. He and Nax sure made a mess of the Dells. Don’t believe me? Just look at the way things are today!

How great is that? If that doesn't make you want to read Fire, then I don't know what will . . . Oh. Wait! How about this?:

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And here's also the countdown widget for Fire:

So how's that? I'm sure you probably really really want Fire now right? Well, stay tuned for a chance to win a signed finished copy of Fire . . .


  1. The widget is so pretty! I added it to my sidebar... :)

  2. Everytime i read in some blog about a Fire character I go running to see hiw many days are left to have it. I can't believe there's only 16 days more of waiting. I'm taking the widget^^

  3. Sweet! I cannot wait for this book! The widget is awesome. ;D

  4. Posting the widget to my sidebar. Read my review of Fire at

  5. Thanks for the contest! Please enter me.
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  6. Hi Kelsey! Thanks so much for hosting me and Fire! And I understand you created the tour jpeg linky thing -- it's lovely!

    Making up Cansrel's name was a real process; I have a piece of paper somewhere with lots of different possibilities scribbled on it. It's not a coincidence that his name sounds like cancer. Nax was easier; I already had the name of Nax's first son, Nash (Nash will be introduced at another stop on the tour), and for some reason, changing the sh to x felt just right to me.

    Okay, I'm done babbling. Thanks again!


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